The Thousand Names

Enter an epic fantasy world that echoes with the thunder of muskets and the clang of steel but where the real battle is against a subtle and sinister magic.Captain Marcus d Ivoire, commander of one of the Vordanai empire s colonial garrisons, was resigned to serving out his days in a sleepy, remote outpost But that was before a rebellion upended his life And once theEnter an epic fantasy world that echoes with the thunder of muskets and the clang of steel but where the real battle is against a subtle and sinister magic.Captain Marcus d Ivoire, commander of one of the Vordanai empire s colonial garrisons, was resigned to serving out his days in a sleepy, remote outpost But that was before a rebellion upended his life And once the powder smoke settled, he was left in charge of a demoralized force clinging tenuously to a small fortress at the edge of the desert.To flee from her past, Winter Ihernglass masqueraded as a man and enlisted as a ranker in the Vordanai Colonials, hoping only to avoid notice But when chance sees her promoted to command, she must win the hearts of her men and lead them into battle against impossible odds.The fates of both these soldiers and all the men they lead depend on the newly arrived Colonel Janus bet Vhalnich, who has been sent by the ailing king to restore order His military genius seems to know no bounds, and under his command, Marcus and Winter can feel the tide turning But their allegiance will be tested as they begin to suspect that the enigmatic Janus s ambitions extend beyond the battlefield and into the realm of the supernatural a realm with the power to ignite a meteoric rise, reshape the known world, and change the lives of everyone in its path.
The Thousand Names Enter an epic fantasy world that echoes with the thunder of muskets and the clang of steel but where the real battle is against a subtle and sinister magic Captain Marcus d Ivoire commander of one of

  • Title: The Thousand Names
  • Author: Django Wexler Richard Poe
  • ISBN: 9781470361471
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Audio CD
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    1. The steps of the novel echoed through the throne room. The book king watched as the large tome took a bow infront of him."Please rise, so I can see your beautiful cover," said the book king.The book did as it was told. The high noon sun basking its front it looked up to his monarch."I was told that you'd like to be ranked for the book army. Is that so?" asked the king."Yes, my liege.""From seeing you enter, I assume you have a good pacing. You're posture is well balanced. That's a good start. Bu [...]

    2. A great explosive Flintlock/Military fantasy debut that left me begging for more by the end of it.Speaking of flintlock fantasy, the first thing that came to the reader’s mind would probably be The Powder Mage by Brian McClellan, which I loved, but I have a good feeling just from the first book out of five in The Shadow Campaigns series that it will eventually topple The Powder Mage.If you truly want to know what the premise of the book is about, I strongly suggest you to just read the blurb o [...]

    3. I'm in love.I went into this not just hoping to love it but somewhat weirdly confident that I would and low and behold, for once my hunch was right because I LOVED IT. I LOVED EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF IT. This is my third 5-star rating out of the 10 books that I’ve read since the new year which is saying a lot because I don't hand out 5 stars like candy anymore. And I wish I could say that I was the, oh so analytical reader type who break a book down into each of its parts, strive to understand [...]

    4. Actual Rating: 4.5 StarsWow I loved this!I think the real strength in The Thousand Names is how incredibly well written it is. I want to start by explaining the reason I docked half a star.There were some moments where the in-depth paragraphs of military maneuvers and battles carried on for just a touch longer than necessary. There were some moments where I wished the plot moved just a touch faster. HOWEVERThese two small issues hardly detracted from my overall enjoyment. I can tell that this is [...]

    5. For some time now, I’ve been co-moderating a fantasy group on . One of the troubles with attempting to be an active group co-moderator are monthly reads. Ultimately, only a few read the selections in a timely enough fashion to discuss, so I’ve been making it a personal challenge to read the books chosen. The Thousand Names won our ’round-the-world fantasy,’ African setting poll, so I dutifully ordered it from the library. While it began promisingly enough, it soon segued into a detailed [...]

    6. The Thousand Names didn't just deliver as a fantasy novel, but rather a military fantasy novel. It was all about tactics, strategy, survival, and betrayal. All of those elements intertwined to produce this spectacular novel. The premise was a bit unclear in terms of the goal of the novel. It merely introduced the readers to the two main characters who helped shape this into the perfection that it is. What made up for the unclear premise would be the unpredictable plot. Everything was not as it s [...]

    7. Actual rating: 3.5 stars. Methinks.Introducing…the Murderous Shrimps Want to Dance then again Maybe not Super Crappy Express Non Review (MSWtDtaMnSCENR™)!➽ Murderous shrimps want to dance because:✔ Cool military stuff and battles and war strategy and stuff.✔ A little magic.✔ Great cast of intriguing characters.✔ Traitors and scumbags and assholes, oh my!✔ Both male and female POVs.✔ Scrumpalicious final chapters.✔ Slightly orgasmic book cover.Time to dance and stuff.➽ Then [...]

    8. You can find this review and more at Booksprens.The Thousand Names is exactly what I came to expect of Flintlock Fantasy: Colonials, a dusty setting, military tactics and old, dangerous magic. A fantastic, exotic and intriguing combo!The story takes place in Khandar, an arid colony where the dregs (with a few exceptions) of the Vordanai army are sent (or rather "exiled") to keep the peace and support the local prince. A precarious alliance of zealous priests (the Redeemers) and desert warriors ( [...]

    9. I liked this book so much that I needed to make another review - a gush review - on my blog! todaysdecameron.wordpressLet me know your thoughts!- - - I have been particularly lucky lately with the reading picks. I was nervous about starting this series, I owned this book for quite some time - and the cover is spectacular - the blurb is magnetic and the rating is high. I had high expectations about the book (and the series) but I was worried to be disappointed. I should not have worried at all. M [...]

    10. 4.5 starsWhen you're studying for your college entrance exam and you manage to read one book per week. At least it was a damn good one! Really needed some good ol' fantasy in my life.Me: *sees multiple POV, male and female* Me: *worships the trope of girl escaping the dark past & joining the army as a man*Me: *realizes that the female protagonist is, in fact, gay*Me: *sees that there's some cool flippin' magic included and some shady characters*This book was really good. I shall read the seq [...]

    11. 4.5 Stars The Thousand Names was an awesome debut filled with gripping action, intriguing mysteries and fascinating characters. Featuring a cool ‘flintlock fantasy’ setting this book chronicles the twists and turns of a spectacular military campaign fought against seemingly hopeless odds. Woven neatly into this story are interesting mysteries, strange magic and great characters. Captain Marcus d’Ivoire and Ranker Winter Ihernglass are part of the ‘Old Colonials’, a ragtag force of reje [...]

    12. *** 4 ***A buddy read with the Fantasy Buddy Reads Group.This Flintlock Fantasy, or what we used to call plain Adventure back in the day, was very good! It was intriguing, it had battles and politics, gods and demons, and the faith of the military men from noble born officers to urchins serving in the lowest ranks of the privets. A foreign army invades a country which has exiled its Prince and the Prince has turned to the invaders for help in order to regain the throne. This is the reason all ar [...]

    13. Two word summary: Enormously enjoyable!My baby daughter had a bad case of stage fright when she born; she was overdue, my wife was induced, and we were still in hospital for several days before she arrived. Over that time, we did a lot of reading to kill the time. This wasn't one of the books we took with us - this was an impromptu purchase from the hospital bookshop when our travelling library was running low.I think my first comment was, "Django Wexler. What an awesome name for a spec-fic writ [...]

    14. Executive Summary: This one is more flintlock than fantasy. It should appeal to any military fantasy, or maybe even military fiction fans, but may be found slow/uninteresting to sword and sorcery readers.Audio book: Mr. Poe is a decent reader, but nothing spectacular. I think he does attempt to distinguish voice a little, but it was mostly too subtle for me to really tell the difference. He does have good inflections and emotion in his reading at least.Full ReviewI didn't know much about this on [...]

    15. 5 Stars The Thousand Names by Django Wexler surpassed my expectations by a long shot. All of the reviews that classify this as a military fantasy are spot on, it is that and more. Wexler treats the choreography of the military campaign as many authors would detail sword fights and fisticuffs. This book is a real treat for those that like strategy with their action. So many of the situations and scenarios are discussed amongst the characters and we are treated to an incredible amount tactics and [...]

    16. bibliosanctum/201Apparently, I love "flintlock fantasy". The phrase, which according to has been around since the 1990s to describe a sub-genre of fantasy "set in a Regency or Napoleonic-era period", admittedly only entered my lexicon just this year. But all this time, I knew deep in my gut that there simply had to be a term out there for this incredible and distinctly unique brand of fantasy with the musket-era setting that I so adore; I just never knew the name for it until now.There's just s [...]

    17. MY VERY FIRST HIGH FANTASY NOVEL !!!!Super special thanks go to Mary for being an absolute gem and taking the time to help me navigate the high fantasy world. Love ya, girl. ❤️

    18. Django Wexler has delivered a highly entertaining debut which mixes elements of Bernard Cornwall-esque military adventure with an original take on magic and keen eye for action, dialogue and character. If this is any indication succeeding volumes may end up doing for the Napoleonic Wars what George RR Martin did for the Wars of the Roses. Highly recommended.

    19. This book is getting a solid 4.5* rating from me which is really good considering I'm not usually one for battle-heavy books. This is a fantasy debut book but it really doesn't feel like the author is settling into fantasy. It's very well paced with only one or two moments of slow writing, a lot of moments of intrigue, and an explosive ending. I constantly had questions and when I wasn't reading the book I did wonder about it. I have to say I am very glad I picked this up because it's a really b [...]

    20. 3.5 to 4 starsI suppose this counts as flintlock fantasy, not sure, but whatever it is it made for an enjoyable read. The worlds and cultures are wholly the invention of the author but they are nevertheless familiar and easily relatable to our own world. And while the plot and characters don't really offer up any surprises, the writing style is fluid and engaging enough to keep me turning pages so that the book felt shorter than it actually is. Divided into three parts, the story is told in alte [...]

    21. A great nicely written book, reads like a military book, but the magic system(s) are subtle and are brought in slowly over the course of the book. It's a very good character driven fantasy novel, with interesting characters especially the few female onesry nice use of politics to build up the suspencewnsides, not many, not worth mentioning as you may disagree with my.but in all a very good first in a hopefully long and great series.

    22. Full Review originally over at Fantasy Book CriticANALYSIS: I had first heard of Django Wexler’s debut The Thousand Names a few months earlier. The blurb really sounded interesting and the book was an enticing one. Liviu was really excited about it and even spoke about it in his post about highly expected series debuts . Liviu was very much impressed by it, going as far as to call it “a very impressive and very polished series debut that covers everything one wants in an epic fantasy and a t [...]

    23. While I included this novel on my Highly Awaited Books of 2013 in the series debuts part:fantasybookcriticI really did not expect it to be so good and as of now to lead that category slightly ahead of the also excellent Promise of Blood and with only the Book and the Sword to go.Anyway, The Thousand Names is not only excellent and with both a self-contained storyline that promises great expansion by its end and great characters whom you want to follow in later installments, but it is also a page [...]

    24. Holy crap, I never left a review for this, shame on me. I loved this book, I really like military/flintlock fantasy and this scratched that itch so hard. It's a multiPOV book, but it's largely just two characters which keeps this easy to follow, and it really gets you emotionally invested in both characters. This book takes a topic that can be done really poorly - women pretending to be men in the military - and does it perfectly. Sometimes this tack falls really flat and doesn't work well at al [...]

    25. Very neat.Now, this books starts with the lamest of prologues in the history of lame, and it feels as though the author had written this twenty years ago and left it in a pile of dust, and then suddenly and unexpectedly resurrected it without any editing, and randomly added it to a book.I am glad I did not stop reading - I almost didCAUSE From Chapter 1, it's a decent - and constantly improving - read, a whole world apart from that prologue. We follow two main protagonists - Marcus and Winter, a [...]

    26. I'm giving it 3.5 stars and rounding down to 3. Which is a lot more than I expected to give honestly. The book is bloated with pages upon pages of battle scenes that, to be frank, were really incredibly boring. The problem wasn't necessarily the writing, but more of: I don't care who wins the battle, I don't know enough about either side, I don't care about these characters all that much.Also I have a really high standard when it comes to battle scenes. It's really not enough to just say a chara [...]

    27. I thoroughly enjoyed this military fantasy with magic, once I got past the prologue with a bunch of bad guys being bad, a trope I am not fond of. Excellent female characters--some unpredictable twists--and ones that I saw coming I anticipated with pleasure. The world-building is a bit Hollywood backdrop, but Wexler's command of Napoleonic-era land warfare is excellent. The battle set-pieces were high points, and the hints of magic paid off satisfyingly, leaving me wanting more.While the prose so [...]

    28. I really enjoyed this book, but one thing really seemed too far fetched to be believed - that Winter could pass as a man in an army for two years. There's really no other women around, they're on the move often, difficult conditions and no one notices she's a girl? Really? She never pees in front of anyone? She manages to hide getting her period from an entire army of people in super close quarters? It just seems super unrealistic. Still a good book though. I'm already started on the 2nd one

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